July 27, 2018 Subject:
Mirabaud Opinions 69
This ed. is typographically characteristic of Rey's productions. The use of a thin-thick-thin rule as main ornamental element on title-page and in the volume (p. 1, 52, 91, etc.) is typical of other works published by Rey that he apparently wishes to protect from identification by the book-police, like the Dialogues sur l'âme (no place of publication, 1771 - https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k6513300n). The Opinions des anciens sur les Juifs were attributed to Holbach but are listed among the 'Titres non retenus' by J. Vercruysse in his Bibliographie descriptive des imprimés du baron d’Holbach. Nouv. éd. revue et augmentée (Paris, Garnier, 2017, p. 41). E. Weller correctly notes : ‘Londres (Amsterdam)’ (Die falschen und fingirten Druckorte, 1864, t. 2, p. 183). (Rev. by D. Adams, D. Droixhe, A. Piette).